Dolby and Associates, Inc.
22183 Sussex Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973
Phone: 302-629-0314
Fax: 302-629-2872
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DNREC Staff Reductions

DNREC has lost several key staff members and is restricted by the State of Delaware hiring freeze. To date we have not seen a deterioration in DNREC's ability to issue on-site wastewater disposal permits in a timely manner. It remains to be seen whether or not they can maintain that performance over a period of time, especially if the volume of septic system permit applications increases.

Friday, December 11, 2009

EPA Establishing New TMDL Limits for Chesapeake Watershed

On May 12, 2009 President Obama signed an executive order that calls for the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. As a result the EPA is establishing TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) limits that each state in the watershed can discharge to the watersheds connected to the bay. Delaware is required to revise current wastewater and stormwater regulations to comply with the TMDL limits. This is a work in progress and the exact requirements of each new regulation are not known yet. The regulations for septic system design are already in the process of being revised and it is a sure thing that the new regulations will increase the cost of septic systems due largely to pretreatment and inspection requirements. Septic permits issued under the current regulations are good for two years. The EPA Program is described in detail at

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Thank you for stopping by our new blog. We will be discussing many subjects related to the Engineering field and doing business in Delaware.

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Thank you,

Jay Dolby

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